The Bronze, a (hard) R-rated comedy about washed-up Olympic gymnast Hope who can’t move past her glory days, stars Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch. Captain America: Winter Soldier’s Sebastian Stan plays rival gymnast Lance.
So here’s one thing you should know about Sundance movie that gets a theatrical release March: Rauch and Stan’s characters have…
“The most crazy, epic gymnastics sex scene ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
At least that’s how the movie’s major love scene was described in its script, said Rauch, who wrote the film with her husband, at the movie’s Hollywood premiere Monday.
That would explain why the laugh-out-loud-funny scene contains flips, splits and handstands. So, how did that sequence come together? Rauch explained:
“We sorta bullet-pointed what those (gymnastic) moves would be. It was the closest to a porn that I think I’ll ever write. And we had a phenomenal gymnastics coordinator, Kristina Baskett, who did all of the gymnastics including the ‘sex-tastics.'”
Another important element of the sequence: Rauch and Sebastian Stan had Cirque du Soleil performers as body doubles, “but Sebastian did a lot of his own stunts,” said Rauch.
So we asked Stan: Which stunts were his own?
“I would say there’s a few upside-down press-up pumps that are happening that are all me,” he admitted.
Sony Pictures Classics has released the red-band trailer for the Melissa Rauch comedy “The Bronze,” which includes the promise, “She’ll put the nasty in gymnastics.”
The trailer features half a dozen variations on “f–k” and concludes with an instruction scene of Rauch telling a younger gymnast how to be cute during a performance. “Sell it to the bitch-ass judges,” she commands.
The movie, due out March 11, is Bryan Buckley’s directorial debut, written by Melissa Rauch (“Big Bang Theory”) and Winston Rauch. Melissa Rauch stars alongside Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Haley Lu Richardson and Cecily Strong, and portrays a foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist who must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete’s star rises in town.